Episode 57: Unpacking Camp Pt: 2 with Alan Cooper
*Trigger Warning* Sensitive topics discussed in this episode.
Alan Cooper from AMSkier gives us tips on building a good relationship with your insurance provider.
His number one tip: be upfront and be honest.
He discusses the top three trends he saw during the 2018 camp season, including staff : staff encounters, staff:camper encounters, and staff/camper: parent encounters and gives advice on how to mitigate these types of situations in the future.
What book would you recommend for other camp and or recreation professionals?
No specific book, but Alan recommends that we read things that don’t just reinforce what we already believe.
What’s a word that has meaning for you professionally?
What’s one piece of advice you have for an emerging camp/ rec professional?
Find a mentor
What’s your favourite quote?
“Don’t they know who I think I am?”
What Alan is Reading
The Soul of an Octopus by Peter Godfrey-Smith
The 12 lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
How to Reach Alan
How to reach us
Patti: The Camp Nerd
Dave: Professor Dave